Seasonal vegetation sampling field jobs

Biological Field Technician (4 positions) 
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Job Description
NatureServe is seeking to fill up to two full-time, short-term (April 29th- August 7th) field biological technician positions and up to two lead field biological technician positions to conduct vegetation field sampling according to BLM AIM terrestrial monitoring protocols. Lead Technician positions would start up to two weeks in advance of the field season to assist with planning field logistics and safety. Lead Technician position includes responsibility for supporting crew safety in the field, and coordinating sampling logistics and scheduling, including organization and quality control of paper and electronic field data. Work schedule is typically 10 hours a day for 8 days while car camping in remote locations.

Salary: $13.00 – 18.50/ hour + per diem

The work will consist of following established vegetation and soil sampling methods on existing ecological monitoring sites, including plot and line-based sampling, identification of plants to the species level, digging soil pits and analyzing soils. Knowledge of native plants, the flora of northeastern California, ecological field monitoring methods, field sampling and project management needed. Availability for participation in BLM AIM training in Reno NV, April 29th-May 2nd strongly preferred.

The essential job functions listed above are not meant to be all-inclusive and may be subject to change at any time.

Experience and Skills
• Two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Field experience collecting scientific data.
• A valid driver’s license required for all positions.
• Ability to identify plants in the field to the species level and experience using dichotomous keys required for all positions.
Lead Technician
• Experience coordinating logistics of data collection and safety planning for field crews and conducting biological sampling.
• A completed BS/BA degree with two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management.
• Field experience collecting scientific data and experience with vegetation data sampling.
• Experience navigating with topographic maps, aerial photography and GPS to remote field locations.
• Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills to complete lengthy field forms and electronic data entry.
• Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training.
• Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads.
• Willingness and ability to work long hours and unusual schedules (typically 10 hours a day for 8 days) while car camping in remote locations.
• Ability to hike up to 5 miles / day while carrying a heavy pack (up to 40 lbs), and ability to assist in digging soil pits and in analyzing soils and erosion data.
NatureServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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